Pearl Harbour attack Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers

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2015-06-26 10:43:46

Pearl Harbour attack Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers are collectible newspapers published by the Hawaiian newspaper Honolulu Star-Bulletin on December 7, 1941.

Background

The newspaper bore the headline: “War”, followed by “Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes”.

It was the “first extra” edition of the newspaper, printed on the same day that the Japanese attacked the US naval base of Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, thereby bringing the US into the war the following day.

2,402 Americans were killed in the early morning attack yet the newspaper only speaks of six-known fatalities at that stage.

How much are Pearl Harbour attack Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers worth?

Excellent condition complete editions can achieve $1,500 at auction. Prices start at around $750 for the least desirable examples.

Collectors must be wary of later reprints, many of which were produced during the subsequent years of the war.

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